IKEA recalls METALLISK espresso makers

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The company says a flaw in the safety valve can lead to burns

Consumers who have a METALLISK espresso maker purchased from IKEA should stop using it immediately and return it to the store for a full refund.

The home furnishings chain has issued a recall for the coffee makers with a stainless steel valve because of the risk of burns. Under certain conditions, IKEA says the valve can fail, spraying hot coffee.

“IKEA has received reports of the espresso maker bursting during use, due to a change of material and construction, with the potential of injury as a result,” the company said in a statement. “This risk was found in the updated model featuring the stainless-steel safety valve.”

IKEA says the product has been pulled from store shelves and a full recall has been issued.

What to do

“Customers are kindly asked to return it to an IKEA store for a full refund,” the company said. “Proof of purchase (receipt) is not required.”

The recalled products may be further identified by the date stamps 2040 through 2204 on the bottom of the container.

Consumers seeking additional information, or who have questions, may contact IKEA by phoning (888) 966-4532).

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